The Turks have a word for it: ‘keyif’, meaning quiet relaxation or an indulgent pleasure. It’s a word that sums up life aboard a gulet –Kekova’s beautiful pine schooners. The pointed bow forges through placid waters while rocky islets and a craggy coast provide sweeping panoramas. The quiet coves and bays of Kekova’s finest stretch of coast are best explored by boat and in as leisurely a fashion as possible!
Day 1: Sailing east along the coast towards the deserted island of Kekova, we come across a picturesque scene where ancient ruins line the coast. Overlooking these stunning views is Simena castle, set within beautiful surroundings. Take an optional walk up to explore its tiny theater, hollowed out of the rock, and the surrounding medieval walls and tombs. This afternoon there’s the chance to join your Tour Leader for another optional walk to discover the ancient coastal trails. Afterwards we sail the short distance to Gokkaya island, a sheltered bay dotted with small islands, channels and several anchorages. In the port area there are a group of islands and small coves where we’ll find a good place to anchor.
Day 2: Today we cruise towards Demre Cayagzi with the opportunity to visit ancient Arycanda, one of southern Turkey’s most dramatic sites on the slopes of the Taurus Mountains, or Myra. The ruins are extensive, with a city stadium, large and small theaters, aqueducts and public baths. On our return we will moor in Camlica cove, another peaceful and blissful spot in the region.
Day 3: Heading for Kas via Ucagiz, today we have the chance to go sea kayaking at the Sunken City of Kekova where submerged streets and buildings are visible in the crystal waters. After we will explore the Lycian sarcophagi (tombs) which lie in the harbor bottom at Simena. This afternoon we continue sailing west to the harbor of Kas. This picturesque coastal town is one of the most beautiful of the Turkish riviera, backed by steep cliffs covered with dense green forest. You’ll have time to enjoy soaking up the atmosphere at one of the many lively cafes near the picturesque harbor.
Transfer from your hotel in Fethiye to the boat.
All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon Tea, Coffee, Biscuits/Dinner), fuel, harbor fees, service.
Standard yacht equipment, board games, snorkels & masks, fishing lines.
Passengers may bring snacks, such as fruit, nuts, muesli, yoghurt, chocolate…
(Not sold on board)
All drinks (including water) are sold on board at reasonable prices (please do not bring your own drinks on board).
Please bring your own towels.
Archaeological sites and national parks entrance fees.
Crew tip of 3-5% is also not included in price.